In doing this I have either set myself unachievable tasks or felt like a failure because I have expected too much of myself.
Why do I do this? Why do I try to do everything my way and all by myself? Is it because I want to be seen as a Supermum? A Domestic Goddess? Is it because I want someone to notice what I do and say, 'Well done, you are doing a great job'?
So when the new day dawns, what about looking at the to-do list with different standards?
"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him."
Lamentations 3:21-24(New International Version)
If we begin the day covered in hope, love, compassion, faithfulness and opportunity we begin the day with promise. We can choose to stand on the solid foundations of God's great love and believe that God wants good for us. Then we can measure our day knowing we will achieve and accomplish rather than measuring our failings.
As the new day dawns, the to-do list is long and I don't know about you but this new day I am going to try something different and I am not going to do it alone...I am going to do it surrounded by God's great love and this love doesn't expect me to fail...it tells me I am doing a great job!